For the right to education and the dignity of children.
The acclaimed Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez offered a memorable concert, seconded by the sopranos Pretty Yende and Fatma Said and the Russian bass Sergey Artamonov. The orchestra, formed by fifty of the best musicians of the Youth Orchestras System, was in charge of orchestra conductor Pablo Mielgo.
The tenor Juan Diego Flórez -born on January 13, 1973 in the city of Lima- begins in the musical environment by influence of his father, Rubén Flórez, who is a singer of Creole music. He begins singing covers and as a substitute for other singers. In 1990, thanks to the support of his music teacher, Genaro Chumpitazi, he entered the National Conservatory of Music and integrated the National Choir of Peru.
He begins to emphasize like soloist and leaves to the United States, where he studies “canto” in important institutes of music until 1994, when he travels to Italy to participate in the opera Il Tutore Burlato. In 1996 he was hired to sing in “Ricciardo e Zoraide”, in a minor role, however, the main tenor fell ill and Juan Diego was appointed to replace him. His performance was masterful and immediately attracted the attention of the specialized critics. After that, he was invited to perform at the La Scala Theater in Milan, at the Royal Opera House in London, at the State Opera in Vienna and at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
Flórez was awarded by the critics as the best opera singer of the year 2000, in addition to numerous prizes the following years. In 2003, the great lyric tenor, Luciano Pavarotti, affirmed that Juan Diego Flórez could succeed to him, although its styles and repertoires were different. The tenor Plácido Domingo also showed his admiration for Juan Diego Flórez, assuring that as light tenor, is the greatest of all time.